Five IPL Players Get Suspensions for Match-Fixing

By Community | May 15, 2012

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended five cricketers who have been linked to spot-fixing in a sting operation done by a TV channel, Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla said.

“The BCCI has decided to suspend the five players pending inquiry. We have set up a committee to provide a preliminary report and it will be made public in 15-20 days. Ravi Sawani (former CBI officer) will be heading the investigation panel,” Shukla said.

Sawani was also the former head of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Ant-Corruption and Security Unit.

The five players are TP Sudhindra (Deccan Chargers), Mohnish Mishra (Pune Warriors), Amit Yadav (Kings XI Punjab), Shalabh Shrivastava (Kings XI Punjab) and Abhinav Bali, a young Delhi cricketer.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the BCCI at its headquarters in Mumbai.

Earlier today, BCCI termed the alleged spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League and other domestic competitions as “disturbing” and said it would take strict action against those found guilty of indulging in corrupt practices.

“The footage that was shown by the television channel was very disturbing,” BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty said.

“There has been an immediate action proposed by the BCCI president, and strong action will be taken against those found to be guilty,” he added.